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 By Arch Bell

Copa America Group A: Colombia, Costa Rica the teams to beat

The ESPN FC crew respond to Jurgen Klinsmann's comments that the Copa America Centenario has more quality than the 'diluted' Euro 2016 field.
The FC crew profile who may be some of the big players at the upcoming Copa America, including Erik Lamela and Claudio Bravo.

The Copa America is set to kick off, with Colombia, Costa Rica, Paraguay and hosts the United States getting things underway. Here is what to expect.

Overview

Arguably the most difficult group of the four, each match in Group A should be tense and hotly contested. Following up on their dazzling display in Brazil at the 2014 World Cup, Colombia should be considered the favorite to win the group with James Rodriguez leading the way. They will be joined by fellow CONMEBOL nation Paraguay, who performed...

U.S. youngsters Wood, Nagbe, Pulisic making their case for a first-team spot

Gyasi Zardes led the lines with a brace as the United States thrashed Bolivia 4-0 in Kansas City.
Christian Pulisic continued his impressive 2016 by scoring his first goal for the United States with cool finish.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Friendly matches often prove to be a fertile breeding ground for false impressions. Teams are experimenting, substitutions are plentiful and what works in one game can lead into a series of blind alleys when the matches really count.

Yet it's difficult to walk away from the United States' three recent matches and not come to the following conclusion: The kids are ready for the Copa America.

You've had Bobby Wood either scoring goals or setting them up, at times in an unfamiliar...

 By Jason Davis

U.S. led by Christian Pulisic, Gyasi Zardes, Alejandro Bedoya in 4-0 win

Gyasi Zardes led the lines with a brace as the United States thrashed Bolivia 4-0 in Kansas City.
Christian Pulisic continued his impressive 2016 by scoring his first goal for the United States with cool finish.

An easy day at the park against an overmatched Bolivian side delivered the United States a confidence-building 4-0 win that featured strong performances from players all over the field.

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Player Ratings (1-10, with 10 the best. Players introduced after 70 minutes not rated)

GK Brad Guzan, 5.5 -- Guzan was called into action to make saves just twice, with neither needing much in the way of effort.

DF Matt Besler, 4.5 -- Besler certainly looked out of place as a full-back. He made several simple...

Gyasi Zardes steps up as U.S. beats Bolivia 4-0 to win third Copa warm-up

Gyasi Zardes led the lines with a brace as the United States thrashed Bolivia 4-0 in Kansas City.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The U.S. men's national team completed its Copa America preparations with a 4-0 victory over an overmatched Bolivia side.

First-half goals from Gyasi Zardes and John Brooks staked the U.S. to a 2-0 halftime lead and the U.S. cruised from there, with Zardes adding a second after halftime and Christian Pulisic netting the fourth. The win was the first for the U.S. over Bolivia in seven attempts.

Here are three thoughts on Saturday's match.

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1. Zardes makes his case

After...

Emergence of Nagbe and Pulisic gives U.S. hope for the future

Michael Bradley says Christian Pulisic continues to prove he is a necessary inclusion in the United States squad.
Jurgen Klinsmann discusses the addition of Edgar Castillo and what he expects from the U.S. against Bolivia.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Since the start of the current World Cup cycle, the U.S. men's national team hasn't had much about which to be excited.

Sure, there have been the usual helpings of friendly wins, including triumphs over the Netherlands, Germany and Mexico. But when it comes to big moments in tournaments, the U.S. has come up well short. The fourth-place finish at the Gold Cup was a disaster. The CONCACAF Cup saw the U.S. thoroughly outplayed by Mexico, even as the game went into extra time....

Jermaine Jones sees end of career on the horizon as U.S. youth steps up

Jurgen Klinsmann discusses the addition of Edgar Castillo and what he expects from the U.S. against Bolivia.
Michael Bradley says Christian Pulisic continues to prove he is a necessary inclusion in the United States squad.
U.S. midfielder Darlington Nagbe describes the feeling after scoring his first goal for the USMNT in their 1-0 win over Ecuador.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Of all the tattoos that Jermaine Jones has accumulated over the years, perhaps the most notable is the American flag affixed to his left knee.

Jones got the tattoo done in 2014 in Turkey of all places, when he was playing for Besiktas. The tattoo's primary aim, then and now, is to remind of him of his U.S. roots. But it also elicits a very Jones-ian take on the downside of advancing age.

"That was a really hurtful tattoo," said Jones in an exclusive interview with ESPN...